Anna Handy

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Teacher, LEAD Prep Southeast

Nashville, Tennessee

A former Teach for America Corps member, Anna Handy taught in the Metro Nashville school district before becoming a fifth grade teacher at LEAD Prep Southeast in Nashville this year. She earned her bachelor’s from Indiana University in Cognitive Science and English and is currently pursuing a master’s in education through Lipscomb University. She enjoys teaching interdisciplinary science and helping students grow into lifelong learners.

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Posted Jan. 30, 2015
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Tennessee Teacher: Why School Choice Empowers Educators

For families, school choice means identifying the “best-fit” school based on academic programs, student culture, community presence and location. When…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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In the Fall of 1978, I Got on a Bus From My White Neighborhood and Learned That Separate Is Not Equal

When it came time to get on the bus, some of my friends didn’t go with me. Their parents pulled them out of public school that year. Too disruptive, they said. Maybe too violent, they worried silently.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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These 5 Chicago Families Are Taking Illinois to Court and All I Can Say Is It’s About Time

Frustrated by decades of unfair funding for Chicago Public Schools (CPS), five families and CPS sued the state for racial discrimination. According to the suit,…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Feb. 14, 2017
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Just Listen to How People Talk About Their Favorite Teacher and You’ll See Why I #LoveTeaching

The following is an excerpt from Tom Rademacher’s book, It Won’t Be Easy: An Exceedingly Honest (and Slightly Unprofessional) Love Letter to Teaching. The book…

By Tom Rademacher

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